Scores / Sheet Music

Scores / Sheet Music

Zelenka's works, certainly, were treated as the apple of the Elector's eye, and guarded with the eyes of an Argus. (Reinhard Goebel)

There are currently four main commercial publishers of scores/sheet music of Zelenka's works (in modern editions). It is possible to purchase or hire sheet music directly from these publishers. Note that generally speaking their offerings do not overlap. Please visit all four of the following sites and search for Zelenka:

Breitkopf & Härtel ( Publishes editions of Zelenka's last masses (ZWV 17, 18, 19, 20, 21) among several other works.

Carus ( Publishes editions of Zelenka's Responsoria and Lamentations (ZWV 53 and 55), second Te Deum ZWV 146, masses (e.g. ZWV 13, 14) and a number of motets.

Bärenreiter ( Publishes editions of Zelenka's 6 Trio Sonatas Responsoria and Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12, among several other works.

Bärenreiter Praha ( Barenreiter Praha, formerly Editio Supraphon.

Besides commercial publishers, scores/sheet music of a number of Zelenka's works can be obtained from IMSLP for study, comparison and/or performance:

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Provides information and sometimes modern editions (often under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license) and/or scans of original manuscripts of a number of Zelenka's works.

Original Manuscripts

Original Manuscripts

Below a sample set of original manuscript reproductions is provided, courtesy of Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (Saxon State and University Library). The official shelf numbers are given in brackets.

Please note that unauthorised copying, publication or distribution of these images is strictly forbidden.

For more Zelenka manuscript reproductions, visit the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) site.

Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis ZWV 17 (2358-D-31)

Kyrie eleison II

First manuscript page, Second manuscript page.


First manuscript page, Second manuscript page.

Agnus Dei I

Entry of tenor and bass.

Agnus Dei II

End of movement, with directions for Dona nobis pacem to follow music from Kyrie eleison II, and also dedication.

Missa Votiva ZWV 18 (2358-D-33)

Kyrie eleison

Credo in unum Deum

Entry of choir.

Dona nobis pacem

End, with dedication:
Missam hanc A:M:D:G: ex voto posuit
J:D:Z: post recuperatam Deo Fautore Salutem

[Page with deletions]

Even Zelenka could have bad days!

Missa Dei Filii ZWV 20 (2358-D-15)

[Manuscript cover]

Kyrie eleison

Title page with prima changed to Secunda.
Entire movement: First page (start), Second page (middle), Third page (end).

Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21 (2358-D-9)

Cum Sancto Spiritu I

Cum Sancto Spiritu II

Entry of choir. End of movement, showing dedication and date (3 February 1741).


Entry of choir. End of movement.

Litaniae Lauritaniae Salus Infirmorum ZWV 152 (2358-D-52)

[Manuscript cover]

Kyrie eleison

Start, first page.